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Chloë McCardel Is Ready, Set To Go A Really Long Way

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Following along the courageous, hard-nosed wake of her Australian predecessors like Annette Kellerman, Susie Maroney, Linda McGill, Shelley Taylor-Smith, Tammy van Wisse, Melissa Cunningham, and Penny Palfrey, 29-year-old Chloë [...]

Pioneers Honoured At The Hall Of Fame Ceremonies

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Pioneers who were honored at the 2014 International Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies held on the Isle of Bute in Scotland included George Young (represented by Catalina Channel [...]

Swimming Around The Earth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901 miles or 40,075 km. It would take a lifetime to swim the equivalent of this distance, but it is [...]

Sandra Bucha Inducted In The ISHOF

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Sandra Bucha was honored last weekend by the International Swimming Hall of Fame as one of its relatively few Honor Open Water Swimmers. In the world of professional marathon [...]

Peacefully Running Along The Coast

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee Sri Chinmoy started the Peace Run in 1987. Lexie Kelly and dozens of other open water swimmers will participate in the 27th [...]

Women versus Men In The Open Water World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. South African swimmer Theodore Yach asked a question whose answer is not surprising to those in the open water swimming community: Are women equal or better at ultra sea [...]

Are You Ready For The Open Water?

"All things are ready, if our minds be so," wrote Shakespeare in Henry V. The same can be said for open water swimming especially if one's preparation is optimized. But competitive swimmers, solo swimmers, newbies, [...]

PBs In Rotto

The Champion Mindset 2014 Rotto Channel Swim Squad did very well at this year's Rottnest Channel Swim. Coach Shelley Taylor-Smith says proudly, "100% survived...98% success. 39 solos finished. 39 personal bests." It was quite a [...]

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